SoundDiego at South By Southwet

Updated on Saturday: SoundDiego's crew got rained on in Austin covering San Diego's musical connections to the biggest music festival in the U.S.

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91x was well-represented -- Robin Roth and Tim Pyles, who are also SoundDiego contributors, were spotted staying dry outside the U.N.C.L.E. day party on Colorado Street.
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We returned to the Delve Inn on 6th Street for a set by San Diego's Pleasure Fix.
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The trio features the sister Ariel (bass) and Emily Schwartz, and Jeff on guitar.
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Oceanside's Brixton apparel company sponsored a showcase on Friday at the Buckshot bar on 6th Street. A little rain did not dampen spirits, though the stage was indoors.
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The women of Atlanta's Coathangers at their headlining set at the Buckshot on 6th Street.
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The Coathangers will return to San Diego for another show at Soda Bar, on March 27.
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SoundDiego video photographer Eric Casas, producer Sean Monzet and Tim Pyles of 91x stayed mostly dry during a soggy Friday, thanks to the generosity of the Doc Martens showcase and their free ponchos.
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SoundDiego called it a night at the Cedar Street Courtyard, where the rappers Run the Jewels were headlining a show for a packed, mostly dry crowd.
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South by Southwest 2015, Thursday: A set by San Diego's Hills Like Elephants kicked off Thursday on 6th Street.
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Anybody passing by got a taste of the band courtesy of the street-front bar.
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The band, which flew in on Thursday morning, had to scramble to find a keyboard when they arrived.
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Our intrepid social-media man Sean Monzet is keeping SoundDiego connected throughout the festival.
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The locally based TourWorthy.com sponsored Hills' trip to SxSW, as well the San Diego trio Soft Lions.
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The rapper Yelawolf and a crew were shooting some promotional video in the midst of the madness that is east 6th Street, the busiest street in Austin.
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A break in the San Diego action led us down the street to the Pandora Discovery Den.
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R&B singer SZA owned the stage while we were there.
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It wasn't long, though, before we made the return trip back up 6th, where we found San Diego's one-man Low Volts at the Delve Inn.
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Low Volts temporarily traded in his signature kick-drum for an acoustic set, renaming his act "No Volts."
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Also seen on 6th Street on Thursday afternoon: rapper Paul Wall.
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At nightfall, it was time to take in a Donkeys show at the Cheers Shot Bar.
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The Hold Steady's Steve Selvidge (right) is touring with the Donkeys this spring.
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In what could have been calamitous to another band, the power went out twice in the Donkeys' first song. The first time, they quickly resumed playing when the juice came back on, but they played through the second outage, enlisting the crowd in a sing-along for the finale.
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Late night took us to the Swan Dive Patio, where Nashville's JEFF the Brotherhood played to a packed crowd.
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JEFF delivered an unforgettable cover of "Cinnamon Girl" and a storm of guitar.
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The band flooded the stage with smoke repeatedly, for an otherworldy effect.
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South by Southwest 2015, Wednesday: L.A.'s King Tuff played early in the day at the Container Bar on Rainey Street.
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The band will tour back to the West Coast, with a show at the Observatory North Park on April 14.
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Now that's a lot of free beer. Thanks, Lagunitas!
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Spotted across the street from the Container Bar: The Spotify House, with dozens of bands over several days -- everybody from Ryan Bingham to Misterwives to Joey Bada$$.
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Next up on the lineup at Lagunitas Brewing Company daytime showcase: a resurgent Delta Spirit.
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Delta Spirit, of course, have deep roots to San Diego County.
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The party on Wednesday featured some eye-popping carnival style performers.
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Where's Tim? Spot a thumb's up from 91x's Tim Pyles, who is helping SoundDiego cover SxSW again this year.
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All eyes returned to the stage for the day's headliner: Funk soul all-star Charles Bradley. Look in that corner on the back right of the stage to spot SoundDiego video photgrapher Eric Casas, repping with his all-black Padres ball cap.
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No Charles Bradley show is complete, of course, without at least one costume change.
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The Fader Fort is a go-to place in Austin, open to anyone who registers and wants a free wristband.
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The venue is a little off the beaten track but Fader magazine has partnered with major sponsors that keep the swag flowing between sets by artists like Ghostface Killer and Bleachers, and everyone in between.
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Right across the street from Fader Fort this year: The Hype Hotel has moved outside the city's urban core to compete for fans and wristband attention. Again, no SxSW badge necessary.
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By night, the SoundDiego crew headed east for a show by Tijuana's Ghost Magnet Roach Motel at the Hideout. Experimental to the edge.
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And finally it was on to Highland, where San Diego's own Prayers were performing.
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Prayers head up our SoundDiego LIVE party at the Air Conditioned Lounge on March 27 -- RSVP here: http://ulink.tv/3947
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Prayers will headline SoundDiego LIVE on March 27 at the Air Conditioned Lounge. RSVP now here (http://ulink.tv/3947) to get on the guest list for the free party, which will also feature sets Glass Spells and Idyll Wild.
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Rafa and Dave took an empty room and filled it in the space of a beat. RSVP here now (http://ulink.tv/3947) to see them at SoundDiego LIVE at the Air Conditioned Lounge on March 27!
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Turns out Danger Mouse is a Prayers fan -- Pyles got a snap outside Highland after the show.
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A chance meeting on the street on Tuesday led us to Emo's, where Riverboat Gamblers kicked off the bill.
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RG told SoundDiego that they planned on returning to San Diego for a show later this year.
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A stop later in the night was the Container Bar on Rainey Street.
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The venue was built last year and is reminiscent of San Diego's new Quartyard, where big-rig shipping containers have been used to create a unique space.
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Five years ago, Rainey Street was a neighborhood of derelict houses, but these days is a vibrant area where the structures have been turned into bars with performance stages set out back.
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It was time to head east a couple dozen blocks around midnight, to the Liberty bar, where Riverboat Gamblers frontman Mike Weibe was appearing with his other project, Drakula, which also features Rise Against guitarist Zach Blair.
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